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Patti Logan and several residents of Sherman Drive in Altamont addressed the Altamont City Council in regards to what they feel is harassment from a neighbor during the councils regular meeting on August 25. Shown are councilmen Jason Williams and Rich Frailey. Commissioners Bill and Jones and Jerry White were not present at the meeting.

Joes Pizza & Pasta partners with Catholic Charities with a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Front row: Anita Deters, Catholic Charities Advisory Board Member, Sr. Carol Beckermann, Catholic Charities Area Director, and Elaine Stock, Catholic Charities Advisory Board Member. Back row: Joe’s Pizza Employees Tara Allred, Megan Vail, Tonya Schumacher, Joey and Manny Trupiano, Owners of Joe’s Pizza, and Courtney Hoelscher - Joe’s Pizza employee.

The royal court for the 49th Annual Schuetzenfest include, candidates, Josie Phillips, Cole Stuemke, and Macy Wendling. Standing on float is King Jon Kuhns and Queen Micah Bell.

Crews were busy last week removing and demolishing the trailer that sat behind Casey's General Store in St. Elmo. Casey's recently purchase the property and had the lot cleared for expansion projects planned in the future.

The St. Elmo Fire Department shined up their newest Firetruck to showcase it in the Effingham County Fair Twilight Parade held in Altamont on August 3.

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49th Altamont Schuetzenfest Features Polka, Food, Beer and the Band Friction Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 August 2014 11:42

Attention Polka fans. Come one, come all to the 49th annual Altamont Schuetzenfest on September 12 and 13.
A full line of events are scheduled for Friday night and all day Saturday.
Friday night kicks off with the opening of the food court, bounce houses, pedal bar, and beer gardens at 5 p.m. and the band Mardi Belle will be playing from 8 p.m. till midnight.
Tonns of Fun Inflatable’s will be on the grounds.

 
Fayette County HCE Board Meets Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Friday, 29 August 2014 11:40

Eleven members of the Fayette County Home and Community Education (HCE) met Monday, August 25, 2014, at the Extension Building in Vandalia.
Club President, Flo Allen called the meeting to order and led the pledge tp the American Flag.
Secretary, Joyce Mueller, gave the roll call and read the minutes of the July meeting which was approved as read.

 
St. Elmo School Could be $300,000 Short Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:24

St. Elmo school board members reviewed a fiscal year budget anticipating a $299,000 deficit during their regular meeting on August 18 in the Unit Office.
During her financial report St. Elmo Unit Superintendent Deb Philpot informed the Board of Education that the district looks to be approximately $300,000 short of the budget needs.
Superintendent Deb Philpot mentioned several reasons for the deficit, with a lack of fiscal responsibility at the state level being chief among them.

 
Wendte Farms /Monsanto Host Traveling Guests From Argentina Print E-mail
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Written by Clyde Barr   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:26

Wendte Farms and Monsanto hosted 21 traveling guests from Argentina at the Wendte Family Farm north of Altamont on August 18.
Roy and Leon Wendte along with their father Walter and Monsanto representatives welcomed group that represented the most important farmers groups in Argentina.
The group was represented by young professionals from AAPRESID, AACREA and Fundacion Producir Conservando.

 
Missing Rural Altamont Child Located Print E-mail
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Written by Clyde Barr   
Monday, 11 August 2014 11:44

A three-year-old rural Altamont girls was located in a cornfield about 80 rows from her home and almost three hours after she was determined missing.
3-year-old Alexia Followell was discovered missing around noon on Thrusday afternoon, August 7, which was the time her mother Sarah had last seen her daughter, in the family’s detached garage at their home in rural Altamont, located along 1600th Avenue, before Sarah went into the house.
Altamont Fire Protection District was dispatched to the house in reference to a call that Alexie was missing from the home.

 
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